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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100023959 - System and method for a content server to be used by a content provider to distribute content to subscribers of a communications service provider: A system and method for a content provider to distribute content may include configuring a webserver to be in communication with the Internet and be accessible to subscribers of a communication service provider without accessing the Internet. The content provider may be enabled to store content in at least one... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100023958 - System and method for operating a virtual broadcaster network: A system and method for operating a virtual broadcast network may include using, by a virtual broadcaster, a network server remotely located from the virtual broadcaster and managed by a communications service provider to host a virtual broadcast network. A selection, via a control panel, of at least one broadcast... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100023960 - Detection of video program viewing behavior for correlation with advertisement presentation: A video user's viewing behavior with respect to video program selection is monitored. The monitored behavior is analyzed and a suitable advertising format for display that is related to the monitored viewing behavior is identified. Monitoring, for example, can include detecting channel surfing of available viewing channels, accessing and surfing... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20100023961 - Apparatus and method for detecting target image: The present invention relates to a target image detecting apparatus and a method thereof. According to the present invention, the target video detecting apparatus calculates a video index for each frame of an input broadcasting signal, and compares a video index of an advertisement signal to be detected with the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100023963 - Digital program management: An apparatus and methods are disclosed for managing an incoming transport stream. The system can include controls configured for modifying program content as well as for remapping the packet identifiers. These controls thus can be employed for adapting incoming stream information to facilitate the specified actions on the incoming content... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P. Cisco Systems, Inc.

20100023962 - Method for single sign-on when using a set-top box: When the set-top box (STB) has been switched on, registration and authentication with the provider (IDP) are carried out (1, 2, 3). Following successful authentication, a piece of authentication information is then sent (4) to the set-top box (STB), which the set-top box (STB) sends (5) to a service provider... Agent: Michael N. Haynes

20100023964 - System and method for temporally adaptive media playback: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for temporally adaptive media playback. The method for adaptive media playback includes estimating or determining an amount of time between a first event and a second event, selecting media content to fill the estimated amount of time between the first event and... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq

20100023965 - System and method of delivering advertisement data to a mobile device: A method of delivering advertisement data to a mobile device includes receiving video content associated with an advertisement at a set-top box device via an access network of a video distribution system. The method also includes receiving an advertisement selection command at the set-top box device. The advertisement selection command... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing

20100023966 - System and method for contextual adaptive advertising: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for contextual adaptive advertising. The method for contextual adaptive advertising comprises analyzing a video program, selecting at least one advertisement related to the video program and based on a viewer profile, and displaying the at least one advertisement simultaneously with the video... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq

20100023967 - Advertisement broadcasting system with location-identifying ability: An advertisement broadcasting system with location-identifying ability includes a central processing unit coupled with a GPS positioning module, a storage unit, and a broadcasting unit. The GPS positioning module receives a positioning signal transmitted from a satellite. According to the received positioning signal, the central processing unit identifies the current... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100023968 - Community-based enhanced television: The invention pertains to a method and apparatus for generating an enhanced television event at a set top box in a television network comprising, playing a television program via the set top box, selecting a point in the television program using the set top box, generating content comprising the enhanced... Agent: Saul Ewing, LLP Tvworks, LLC

20100023969 - Digital photo frame capable of automatically entering and switching operational modes and method thereof: A method used in a digital photo frame (DPF) for automatically entering and switching operational mode is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes: obtaining TV program information from a TV program table under a DPF mode; determining whether a TV program is on or about to start at... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100023970 - Transmitting apparatus, receiving apparatus, transmission/reception method, transmission/reception system, and recording medium thereof: The present invention provides a transmitting apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires electronic program guide information contained in broadcast waves; a recording unit that records the electronic program guide information acquired by the acquisition unit in a storage medium; a determination unit that determines whether the electronic program guide... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100023971 - System and method for scrolling through tv video icons by category: In a TV displaying thumbnails of videos grouped by genre, genre labels are shown so that a user can conveniently move genre to genre with a single click on a remote control device.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100023972 - Wideband direct-to-home broadcasting satellite communications system and method: The present invention relates to one- or two-way Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite communications systems which broadcast high bit rate wideband television and multimedia content to user terminals located within a desired coverage area and, more specifically, a single or multi-transponder Direct-To-Home satellite communications system in which a high bit rate wideband... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100023973 - Digital device system: When one program is selected from an EPG display screen in S1, a flow goes to a screen prompting for selection of a program reservation method. When recording reservation is selected in S2, the flow goes to a menu screen for selecting a recording reservation method. When video reservation is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100023974 - Method and device for receiving content in a content delivery system: A content reception device that receives a content having at least one reproduction start time predetermined, includes: a non-real time receiver for receiving a content in non-real time; a program information reference section for referring to program information which includes a reproduction start time of at least one content and... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100023975 - System, method, and apparatus for providing digital video recorder services on a portable wireless device: Methods and apparatus for providing digital video recorder services with a portable wireless device (PWD). The PWD includes at least a transceiver, a processing unit and a memory unit. The transceiver receives a video content signal transmitted from a broadcaster of mobile broadcast digital TV, and an electronic program guide... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100023976 - Method and configuration for storing and playing back tv transmissions: A method and a configuration for storing and playing back TV transmissions, in particular an improved method and configuration for operating a network PVR, include a PVR server for receiving digitally encoded TV channels. Terminals select TV transmissions to be stored and transmit the selection to the PVR server. The... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100023977 - External services allocation in closed on-demand systems: Integrating external on-demand services is performed through embedding a pseudo on-demand video-title for each new on-demand external service, which is activated by an original session manager (SM) once a particular set-top converter box (STB), which belongs to a particular group_id, initiates a request for the external service. An STB application... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100023978 - Method and apparatus for determining broadcast reception requirements based on location: A disclosed method comprises obtaining location data including geographic coordinates; searching stored digital video broadcast network requirements data corresponding to the location data; and tuning to a digital video broadcast network channel indicated by the digital video broadcast network requirements data. The step of obtaining location data may further comprise... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20100023979 - System and method for sharing digital images over a content-based network: A head end application server is coupled to a photo-sharing server having an Internet interface. A video content network is coupled to the head end application server, and a terminal is coupled to the video content network at a location remote from the head end application server and the photo-sharing... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis LLP

20100023980 - Information processing apparatus, terminal apparatus, and program: An information processing apparatus includes a content purchase history storage unit in which a content purchase history for each user is stored, a metadata storage unit in which metadata of a plurality of contents is stored, and a metadata retrieval unit to retrieve, upon reception of a metadata retrieval request... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100023982 - Camera connectible to cctv network: A camera, connectible to a CCTV network, includes a camera lens and image sensor. as well as an analog video input connector that receives analog image signals corresponding to views from outside the camera. An image processing circuit outputs image signal data of the image sensor, and a video conversion... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100023981 - Method for sending image data from camera to cctv network: An integrated Internet camera includes, as embedded components contained within the camera body and controlled by a microcontroller, at least a network interface device for connecting to the Internet, a transport control device for packetizing according to Internet protocols, a file transfer device for communicating with a destination user directory... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100023983 - Method and apparatus for performing iptv communication service: Provided are a method and apparatus for performing an internet protocol television (IPTV) communication service. The method includes: acquiring an application message providing the IPTV communication service from an external input with respect to a general-purpose web application by using plug-in application programming interfaces (APIs) of a web browser which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100023985 - Host device, a point of deployment (pod), and a method of identifying an operation mode: A host device, a point of deployment (POD), and a method for recognizing an operation mode are disclosed. The host device interfaces with a point of deployment (POD), and includes an interface unit and a controller. The interface unit includes CD1#, CD2#, VS1#, VS2#, VPP1, VPP2, and IPDET ports. The... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100023984 - Identifying events in addressable video stream for generation of summary video stream: In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by a device, an addressable media stream selected for presentation by a user; identifying, by the device, a user input that is input by the user during presentation of the addressable media stream to the user, the user input identified relative to an... Agent: Leon R Turkevich

20100023987 - Iptv delivery system and method: A system and method for broadcasting content as IPTV may include receiving broadcast feed content. The broadcast feed content may be converted into a first data format for broadcasting to set-top boxes. The broadcast feed content may be converted into a second data format for broadcasting to mobile devices. The... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100023986 - System and method for providing a data mall: A system and method for providing content providers with network distribution nodes for distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider may include maintaining multiple network nodes by the communications service provider, where the network nodes may be in communication with the Internet and be configured to enable subscribers... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100023988 - System and method for suppressing silence in voice traffic over a wireless communication medium: A method and system for increasing the efficiency of providing bandwidth for voice traffic to a data provider via communication mediums is provided. This is generally accomplished by not transmitting any data during the silence periods and playing out background noise (i.e., comfort noise) at the other end, to obtain... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100023989 - Relay device, relay method, and program: When a relay device receives a content transmitted from a first communication device toward a second communication device, the relay device performs relay processing of transmitting the content toward the second communication device. When, during the relay processing, the relay device receives a transmission request for the content, which has... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100023990 - Apparatus and method for sensing a signal using cyclostationarity: A Wireless Regional Area Network (WRAN) receiver comprises a transceiver for communicating with a wireless network over one of a number of channels, and an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) signal detector for use in forming a supported channel list comprising those ones of the number of channels upon which... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100023991 - Apparatus and method for sharing television signals via instant messaging services: Provided is an apparatus for sharing television signals via an instant messaging service, which comprises an instant messaging module, a television receiver and a television sharing interface, wherein the instant messaging module is used to exchange information with outside networks via the instant messaging service. The television receiver is used... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100023992 - Method and apparatus for managing presentation of media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to monitor for a triggering event that is associated with viewing of media content, retrieve a screen saver from a remote server when the triggering event is detected, and apply... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20100023993 - Universal set-top box: A set-top box may include a storage unit, input/output (I/O) unit configured to communicate with a network node of a service provider over a communications network, memory unit, and a processing unit in communication with the storage unit, I/O unit, and memory unit. A user control panel module may be... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100023994 - Network interface devices: Network interface devices and methods are provided. A particular network interface device includes a first network interface adapted to terminate one or more communication lines and a second network interface to terminate at least one coaxial line. The network interface device also includes at least one interface connector adapted to... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100017815 - Method and node in an iptv network: The present invention relates to a method and a node in an IETV network. The node according to the present invention is configured to use the knowledge of the user channel switching behavior in order to predict user channel switching and to make the channels predicted to be used available... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100017814 - Methods and systems for delivering promotional content for presentation in an interactive media guidance application: In some embodiments, methods for delivering promotional content for presentation in a first interactive media guidance application on a first user equipment device are provided, the methods comprising: receiving data corresponding to a plurality of user actions in a second interactive media guidance application; associating at least one of a... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100017816 - Method and system for enabling reception of multimedia contents at a user's tv set via a communications terminal: A method for enabling use of contents by a user of at least one set top box adapted to receive broadcast TV signals, includes: establishing an association between at least one identifier of the user in a communications network, and at least one identifier of the at least one user's... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100017817 - Method for inserting advertisements into a traffic camera image: The present disclosure describes a method for inserting advertisements into a traffic camera image. The method may receive an advertisement package, the advertisement package comprising a business identifier, a message text, and a price per congestion level. The method may store the advertisement package. The method may receive a user... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100017818 - Non-bandwidth intensive method for providing multiple levels of censoring in an a/v stream: Particular embodiments generally relate to providing different censoring levels for audio-video streams. In one embodiment, an audio-video stream is received. Metadata including censoring information for the audio-video stream is also received. The audio-video stream and metadata may be sent by a source in separate streams. A first level of censoring... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20100017819 - Providing targeted multimedia content: Targeted multimedia content stored on a computer system is selected and streamed to users on the network based on requests containing information about the user. A sequence of selected clips is streamed in the order in which they are to be rendered by the user's computing device and delivery of... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100017820 - Realtime insertion of video content in live broadcasting: A system and method relates to providing a set of pre-recorded video content for inclusion into one or more locations in a video broadcast having sport content of a live sporting event, the video broadcast for production during the live sporting event.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100017821 - Software based internet/television convergence methods and systems for organizing and displaying internet media content on computers and television sets: A software program installed on a computer allows users to select from a list of channels obtained from an Internet database. The system accesses the corresponding URL of media content via the Internet. A separate URL is accessed at the same time as the main broadcast with each channel's program... Agent: Andrei A. Leonov

20100017822 - Method of displaying electronic program guide and apparatus using the same: A method and apparatus for displaying an electronic program guide in a television receiver provided with a PVR function enhance user convenience by providing information of a program recorded and stored in the television receiver as well as information of programs currently broadcast or scheduled to be broadcast. The method... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100017824 - Apparatus and method for presenting an electronic programming guide: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box having a controller to establish a user profile, retrieve from a media communication system media content schedules according to the user profile, determine a consumption status for each of the retrieved media content schedules,... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20100017823 - Electronic device and method of creating a sequence of content items: The method of creating a sequence of content items of the invention comprises determining similar content items (P6, P12, P21, P23, P24, P26) from a plurality of content items (P1-P26) and creating a sequence (47) of said similar content items in dependence on at least one of a total duration... Agent: Grady K. Bergen

20100017825 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and method for providing widget service thereof: A method for providing a widget service using a media service providing apparatus is provided. A method for providing the widget service includes operations of scanning channels providing media services therethrough; determining whether or not there is an available channel among the scanned channels for allocating a widget service; if... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100017826 - Docsis mac chip adapted: Disclosed in one embodiment is the use of a terrestrial media access control (MAC) chip or circuit in a satellite modem. The satellite modem comprises a satellite receiver, a satellite transmitter, an adaptor, and a terrestrial MAC chip. The adapter translates between the satellite physical layer and the physical layer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc. (client #017018)

20100017827 - Receiver and distribution unit for vehicle entertainment system: A receiver and distribution unit in a vehicle that includes a wireless receiver and signal processing/conversion facilities. The receiver and distribution unit may include a data bus and a selection multiplexer connected to the wireless receiver and an additional media source. The wireless receiver receives a signal comprising media content... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100017828 - Method, system, and device for improving vod service reliability: A method for improving video on demand (VOD) service reliability includes: selecting a first VOD server to provide VOD services for a user terminal; and reselecting a second VOD server according to the current running status of each VOD server and a policy to continue providing VOD services for the... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100017829 - Real time radio-based television programming apparatus and method: An apparatus for providing real time radio-based audiovisual content that includes a radio station audio and video data system providing at least one audio channel and at least one video channel associated with a radio station program.... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP

20100017830 - Media on demand using an intermediary device to output media from a remote computing device: Particular embodiments generally relate to providing media for display to a user. In one embodiment, the media may be stored on a remote computing device. An intermediary device may be used to display the media on output device. Even though the media may be stored on the remote computing device,... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20100017831 - Pay-per-view sharing: One embodiment takes the form of a method and apparatus for sharing a purchased pay-per-view (PPV) event over a plurality of set-top boxes (STB). Thus, a PPV event purchased through one STB may be viewed through every STB associated with the customer ID number of the purchaser, including an STB... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.

20100017832 - Network digital television middleware: A digital television middleware, comprising: an application program description information finding unit for requesting application program description information from a first network and a second network; an application program description information converting unit for converting the received application program description information for the second network into description information in a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100017833 - Method, cable modem and a device for providing video to a customer premises equipment: A method for providing video to a customer premises equipment, the method includes: receiving, by a radio frequency interface of a cable modem, radio frequency signals; receiving by a data tuner out of multiple tuners of the cable modem, radio frequency signals that convey data; detecting, by a monitor of... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100017834 - Apparatus and method for transmitting multimedia objects in digital multimedia broadcasting: An apparatus and method for transmitting multimedia objects in DMB is disclosed to reduce transfer delays and transfer errors during a multimedia object transfer by using a multimedia object transfer protocol in the digital multimedia broadcasting. The method for transmitting multimedia objects comprises; scheduling to-be-transmitted multimedia objects based on a... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100017836 - Method and device for stream adaptation: A stream adaptation device and method of adapting source data streams to the attainable transmission rate of a bandwidth-limited channel such as a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). A plurality of transcoding units each receive a source stream at a given rate and transcode the stream into a plurality of transcoded... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20100017835 - Methods and apparatus for frequency agile band-pass filtering of broadcast signals: Methods and apparatus for frequency agile band-pass filtering of broadcast signals are disclosed. An example method to receive a broadcast signal for distribution to a plurality of reception sites disclosed herein comprises processing the broadcast signal with a frequency agile band-pass filter to receive the broadcast signal at a headend... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing

20100017837 - Method of securing resources in a video and audio streaming delivery system: A video and audio stream is predicted that is to be selected for reception next to a video and audio stream that is being received by the terminal or that is after a video and audio stream that has been selected for reception by the terminal. Resources necessary for delivering... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100017838 - Method and apparatus for updating a network address of an audio/video node to a communication device: A method for updating a network address of an audio/video node of a communication network to a communication device is provided. In the method, a communication identifier associated with the communication device is received at the audio/video node. Also received at the audio/video node, by way of the communication network,... Agent: Setter Roche LLP

20100017839 - Method of receiving a broadcasting signal and receiving system for receiving a broadcasting signal: A broadcast signal reception method and a reception system are provided. The reception system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a storage medium. The first processor receives and processes a signaling table, the signaling table comprising first signaling information including access information of Non-Real-Time (NRT) service data and... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100017840 - Feature enablement at a communications terminal: In one embodiment, a method for electronic enablement of features at a communication device that includes receiving a feature token, validating the feature token, and changing the enablement state of one or more features at the communication device in accordance with a valid feature token.... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100017841 - Method and system for synchronizing transport streams of multiple transponders for area critical applications: Disclosed is a transport stream synchronizing system for synchronizing transport streams output from a plurality of transponders and decoded by a plurality of tuners. The transport stream synchronizing system comprises a tuner selector operable to select one transport stream out of a plurality of transport streams decoded by the plurality... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20100017842 - Passive-active terminal adapter and method having automatic return loss control: Return loss due to excessive signal reflection into a cable television (CATV) network from an inoperative or abnormally operative terminal adapter is minimized, to communicate enhanced passive downstream signals to passive subscriber devices such as “life-line” telephone sets. A predetermined termination impedance is substituted for an active branch circuit of... Agent: John R Ley, LLC

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100011387 - Method for validating access to a product by means of a security module: A method for validating access to a product by a security module associated with a user unit unidirectionally connected to a managing center MC transmitting management messages being generated following the receipt of a request for an access right to the product, said method comprises the steps of purchasing a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us) Attn: Patent Group

20100011388 - System and method for creating playlists based on mood: Suggested media playlists are created by an electronic device based upon the mood of a user as analyzed by the electronic device. The electronic device may suggest media items for playback based upon the user's past preferences for certain media items during previously similar moods.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100011389 - System for gathering tv audience rating in real time in internet protocol television network and method thereof: A system for surveying audience ratings in real-time in an Internet protocol TV (IPTV) network and a method thereof are provided. The system for surveying audience ratings in real-time includes an electronic program guide (EPG) server providing channel information and audience rating survey server information to an IPTV client; the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100011391 - Decoder-specific content provision system and method: A system for providing decoder-specific content is provided. The system includes a receiver list system receiving a receiver identifier and transmitting authentication data to a receiver. A receiver authentication system receives the authentication data and transmits content delivery data to a content server, such as data that authorizes the content... Agent: Dts, Inc.

20100011390 - Method and configuration for storing and playing back tv transmissions: An improved method and configuration for operating a network containing a personal video recorder server having measures for receiving several digitally encoded TV channels, for feeding several terminals and for recording storable TV programs. The terminals have measures for selecting storable TV programs and measures for transmitting the choice to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100011392 - Methods and systems for media content control: The described systems and methods control the display of media content on a media player with player preferences. The media content is analyzed and multiple signatures are computed that are representative of temporal portions of the media content. The multiple signatures are matched to a database of signatures, and a... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20100011393 - Distributed and secured method and system for protecting and distributing audio-visual flows: A process for secure distribution of digital audiovisual streams according to a standard, normalized or proprietary format, on which streams a separation of the stream into two parts is made prior to transmission to equipment of an addressee to generate a modified main stream having a format of the original... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100011395 - Information processing unit: An information processing unit includes: a receiving unit which receives, via a communication network, first specifying information which is used by a content source to specify the content, from a display device which receives and displays broadcast content; a converting unit which, upon retrieval request from the display device for... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100011394 - Method for providing widgets and tv using the same: A method for providing widgets and a TV using the same are disclosed. The method for providing widgets includes searching for widgets related to a certain keyword or a broadcast program among widgets provided by a plurality of content providers, and displaying the searched widgets on a widget search list... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100011396 - Program guide printing device and method of printing program guide using the program guide printing device: A program guide printing device receives program information and generates program guide print data from the received program information. In printing of the program guide, in a blank region occurring in a program frame for displaying program name and the like of each program, not only program information of another... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100011397 - Packet timing method and apparatus of a receiver system for controlling digital tv program start time: A system for the delivery of video on demand (VOD). A wireless remote control device generates keystroke signals for controlling a TV display and has a single button for restarting a selected program at a beginning of the selected program. A head-end unit supports separate downstream virtual channels for each... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100011398 - Method and system for automatic ip tv program generation: According to this invention content can be uploaded by an upload device (1) to a content distribution system (10) after which the content is broadcast automatically to a content receiving device (5). Information additional to the uploaded content can be used to determine via which broadcast channel the content should... Agent: Michaelson & Associates

20100011399 - Video processing apparatus, video processing system including the same, and information providing method in video processing apparatus: There are provided a video processing apparatus, a video processing system, and an information providing method in the video processing apparatus. The video processing apparatus includes: a communication part performing communication with a service providing server providing broadcasting services; a video processing part performing video processing with respect to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100011400 - Apparatus and method for extending docsis cable modem service over wireless links: An apparatus and method are presented to allow the extension of a DOCSIS cable modem service over a wireless link. According to the invention a wireless hub transceiver is connected to a distribution coax cable of a DOCSIS based system. The downstream data are transferred over a wireless link to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100011401 - Method, system and apparatus for applying terminal capability information in iptv service: A system, an apparatus and a method for applying terminal capability information in an IPTV service are provided. The system includes a user equipment (UE), a Core IP multimedia subsystem (Core IMS), a device profile function (DPF) and an application server, wherein, the UE is configured to transmit the terminal... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100011402 - Communication apparatus and communication method: A communication apparatus for receiving video data transmitted by streaming from a transmission apparatus via a transmission path includes a video data reception unit configured to receive the video data, a reception data monitoring unit configured to monitor a processing status of the video data received by the video data... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100011403 - System and method for transmitting files from a sender to a receiver in a television distribution network: A system and method for transmitting files from a sender to a receiver in a television distribution system, for example, a cable television distribution network, is provided. The files are transmitted without the need for transmitting a directory over an out of band communications link. In an exemplary embodiment, a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100011404 - Tv software upgrade using tv internet adapter: A TV Internet adapter receives an upgrade request for TV software, downloads an updated software image, and then changes mode through software emulation into a mass storage device from which the TV downloads the updated image.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100011405 - Method and apparatus for audio selection: Method and apparatus for providing alternate audio data for a received broadcast media stream. In one embodiment, a method may include receiving a broadcast media stream including video data and audio data and detecting a channel setting of the receiving device, wherein the channel setting includes audio data associated with... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100011406 - Method for feeding back failures of set-top boxes: A method for feeding back failures of a set-top box (STB), includes: providing a Universal Serial Bus (USB) storage device with a diagnostic program and a reporting program; inserting the USB storage device into the STB; loading the diagnostic program from the USB storage device to the STB; running the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100011407 - Method and system for playlist synchronization: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for synchronizing the playlists of department channels or groups of department channels. In one embodiment of the present invention, the playlists of department channels or groups of department channels are synchronized to endpoints defined in a global playlist schedule. That... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

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20100005483 - Systems and methods for securely place shifting media content: Systems and methods are provided for securely providing a place-shifted media stream from a place shifting device to a remote player via a communications network. A request for a connection is received from the remote player at the place shifting device via the communications network. In response to the request... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)

20100005484 - Point of deployment module to retrofit upstream transmission capability to an audiovisual device: A point of deployment module includes a HOST-POD interface for connecting the point of deployment module to a digital audiovisual receiver. A first connector on the point of deployment module may receive a downstream signal from a service provider. A second connector on the point of deployment module may provide... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100005485 - Annotation of video footage and personalised video generation: A method of annotating footage that includes a structured text broadcast stream, a video stream and an audio stream, the method includes the steps of: extracting directly or indirectly one or more keywords and/or features from at least said structured text broadcast streams, temporally annotating said footage with said keywords... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100005486 - Apparatus and method for embedding commercials: An apparatus for embedding audio and/or video data in a program is provided. The apparatus includes a receiver operable to receive the program and a processor operable to determine if the program has a marker which indicates a portion of the program to be altered. The apparatus also includes a... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20100005487 - Syetem and method for processing program including advertisements: A system and a method for processing a program with inserted advertisements are provided. The system includes a plurality of program subscriber apparatuses, an advertising time server and a program-processing device, all of which are in communication with a network. At first, the program subscriber apparatuses generate a plurality of... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100005488 - Contextual advertising: A contextual advertising system and method receives video data and multiple advertisements associated with the video data. The system and method identify object content in the received video data and generates a video signal representing the video data. The video signal is communicated to a display device which displays a... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20100005489 - Targeted advertisement delivery: A media delivery kiosk can be deployed at an establishment to deliver targeted advertisements to people waiting in the establishment. Through the analysis of demographic information, advertisements likely to appeal people waiting at a particular establishment may be delivered. The kiosk may also be interactive, which can aid in the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100005490 - Program guide system with browsing display: An inter pap active television program guide system is provided in which a user may direct the program guide to display a browsing display screen. The browsing display screen includes a list of current programs including a movable highlight region, a video window containing a television program to which the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100005491 - Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals: According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the PSIP data including a virtual channel table (VCT) and an event information table (EIT), the EIT comprising: a source identification... Agent: Song K. Jung Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100005492 - Content viewing system: The content viewing system includes: a storage device authentication unit that authenticates a removable storage device on which is stored a user's preference information created from a content viewing history in any other content viewing system; a content list acquisition unit that acquires an acquirable content list; a content search... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100005493 - Iptv system, media server, and iptv program search and location method: An IPTV system, a media server, and methods of searching for and locating an IPTV program are disclosed. The method of searching for a program includes: searching for corresponding media information according to media content information sent from a user terminal device, and returning the found media information to the... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100005494 - Administering digital media streams: Methods, apparatus, and products for administering digital media streams by a media display device including: receiving from a digital media provider a digital media stream including content of a plurality of channels, identifying among the plurality of channels one or more channels for caching; caching content of the one or... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20100005495 - Information and entertainment system in an aircraft: An information system in an aircraft, whereby information system data relating to informing, instructing and entertaining passengers can be visually presented. The information system includes an aircraft window with at least one pane and a control unit. The at least one pane, is coated with a translucent display that is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100005496 - interactive media guidance system having multiple devices: An interactive media guidance application implemented on a user equipment device may allow a user to create a group of user equipment devices that may be located in different homes or home networks. The interactive media guidance application may allow the user to add user equipment devices located in the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100005497 - Duplex enhanced quality video transmission over internet: A system for sending and receiving full motion, live, full duplex video of broadcast quality, with associated audio data, over the Internet. The system comprises software that ties together audio and video packets and transmits them as a smooth continuous stream of video and audio data. The system is capable... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100005499 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for dynamic bandwidth management in an ip-network: The present invention refers to a method, an apparatus and a computer program product for dynamic bandwidth management in an IP-network, wherein a channel identifier indicating a channel for a program content is detected (S0), a state identifier indicating a high bandwidth permission for a terminal equipment is checked (S1),... Agent: Michael N. Haynes

20100005498 - Systems and methods for publishing and/or sharing media presentations over a network: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for publishing and/or sharing media presentations over a network comprise communicating with a user and one or more distribution channels via the network, gathering media resources based on user input, creating a media presentation with the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100005500 - Method for simultaneously managing high-speed data and video streams in a single mac processing environment: A packet data flow processor applies a first level of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) processing to packet flows that are not from trusted sources, and applies a second level of DOCSIS processing, simpler than the first level, to packet flows from the trusted sources.... Agent: Arris

20100005501 - Generating a stream comprising synchronized content: A method of generating a stream comprising synchronized interactive content is described. The method comprises the steps of: transmitting a first stream from a studio to a terminal or a terminal system of a first user and to a buffer; transmitting in response to the first stream a second stream... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100005502 - Digital broadcast receiving apparatus and control method and program for the same: An apparatus to which an electronic device can be connected, and that acquires a program distributed by the digital broadcast signal and that runs on the electronic device, comprising an extracting unit extracting, from the digital broadcast signal, distribution schedule information pertaining to the program; a unit holding the program;... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100005503 - Systems and methods for generating a video image by merging video streams: According to various embodiments of the invention, a system is provided for working with multimedia content. In some embodiments, the system comprises a video box configured to receive video content from a first and a second source and generate active content by merging the video content from the first and... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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